Well, Well, Well, tomorrow is Monday

Monday, Monday, back to school tomorrow.  My alarm clock has not seen 5:42am for almost 2weeks.  But tomorrow it is back to reality.  Christmas Break will be over.  Hold on I need to get a tissue…..sniff, sniff!

I have really relaxed this break.  It was so needed!  I got to enjoy lots of my favorite R words;

relax, refresh, renew, revive, reminisce, restore, and recharge.

Watched some movies, including The Three Stooges, and the classic The Sound of Music,  played Bananagrams with The Inventor (not sure if she is that good, or I am that bad!), played ping pong with SportTman, got addicted to Twitter, exercised some, went out to breakfast with Drums, started reading Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue”, watched more movies, and ate lots of junk food!

Yes it has been good, and a constant reminder to me to find time to relax and recharge.  It’s a crazy life we live, but it’s also important to simplify things, keep the priorities the main things and enjoy being a family!  My kids are embarking on those rocky teen years, and so far I really like them.  But I never want to loose the focus of family time TOGETHER!  Christmas break gave us all just that…TIME TOGETHER.

So tomorrow at 5:42am, as I struggle out of bed, into a cold house and make a beeline for my coffeemaker…….a small smile will envelop my face as I reflect on such a WONDERFUL vacation!!

Here are a few pictures from vacation………

My kitchen table, this is how it looked during SportTman’s 15th birthday party air soft gun party.

Me…after the party! Trying to look like the cool, air soft gun shooting  mom that I have become! 🙂

Our summer Fresh Air Fund young man got to come and enjoy Christmas break with us.  He lives in the Bronx and Greyhound brought him to us for a week.  He even got to come to our school with SportTman for a day!

Here are he and SportTman enjoying spaghetti in our basement!  And The Inventor with Sir Isaac ( that will be his blog name) out in the snow, after a fun snow ball battle!


  1. I will be right there with ya…I just looked over my lesson plans and just remembered I have to evaluations due this week… 2010 with a bang! have a great day back!

  2. Your break sounds like mine. I loved not having to really do anything or go anywhere. WE relaxed and enjoyed family time. It was great. Cute picture of you. 🙂

  3. omgosh Sandy! love all your R words!! I felt the same way about our own Christmas break. I have the preteen in bed tonite at 8:30 as she gets up at 6:30 and the teenager is SUPPOSED To be in bed right now at 10 pm but is still playing with her new cell and my light is going off as soon as i finish the next chapter of The Lost Symbol (excellent book by the way if ya like that kind of thing). Tomorrow I have to get up at 5:45 my normal time….but…my parents live to the west of us by about 2 hours and I am hoping the blizzard they are getting will make its way here! altho I doubt it. so…off to school we go tomorrow and I know a couple of the kindergartners will have regressed…but…i actually kind of miss them….love those “special” kids….so glad you had a wonderful relaxing vaca.

  4. Haha! Laughed when I saw your kitchen table. My two sons have air soft guns. (daughter did too–but it broke and she didn’t love it enough to get a new one)What I HATE is those stupid little plastic bb’s. Ouch! No fun to step on in bare feet. Love the Terminator pic. I bet you are a fun mom:)
    It was snowing today….but alas, school called and I was up and out the door by 7:15. Vacation over:(

  5. That’s a fun picture of you! My boys would LOVE to have air soft guns. I’ve shied away from them up to this point because I’m afraid of what might happen if my little guy finds one unattended. But it won’t be long! 🙂

    I’m glad you had a good break!

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